OMEGA has released a press release announcing Eddie as their newest International Ambassador!
LONDON, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
He is undoubtedly one of the world’s most exciting young talents, and now Eddie Redmayne has joined OMEGA as an International Ambassador. Selected for his remarkable acting skills and distinguished style, he is a superb addition to OMEGA’s already impressive ambassador family.
Eddie has risen to stardom in recent years with unforgettable performances both on stage and in film. He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in 2013 for his performance in Red, and followed with film roles in Les Miserables and My Week With Marilyn. He gained global recognition in 2014 for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the renowned bio-pic The Theory Of Everything, for which he won the Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.
He reunited with director Tom Hooper for his upcoming role in The Danish Girl.
Stephen Urquhart, President of OMEGA said, ‘We are absolutely delighted to welcome Eddie to the OMEGA family. He brings true elegance and integrity, and is incredibly humble about his success – something that sits perfectly with the OMEGA spirit. We very much look forward to working together.’
Eddie himself is also thrilled by the opportunity, remarking – ‘I have worn OMEGA for a number of years, so to be made an official ambassador for the brand on a global level is very exciting. To join a brand whose own credentials include the only watch to be officially certified by NASA, and the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games is an honour.’
Along with George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Rory McIlroy, and Cindy Crawford, Eddie Redmayne is the next big name to join OMEGA. The British actor is the first signing since McIlroy in 2013.
Last night was the NBC Special for Red Nose Day and here is a clip featuring Eddie.
U.K. stars Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Simon Cowell, Naomi Campbell, Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson lend Seth a hand at Red Nose Day
Variety shares that Eddie is participating in the Red Nose Day special coming next week from NBC.
A gaggle of A-listers will soon be going red.
Eddie Redmayne, Retta, Olivia Wilde and “Game of Thrones” cast members Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emilia Clarke, Iwan Rheon, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Mark Addy, John Bradley, Rose Leslie, Alfie Allen and Charlotte Hope have joined “Red Nose Day,” NBC’s live televised drive aimed at helping 12 charity organizations lift children and young people out of poverty.
This is the first time the drive has been done in the U.S., although it’s a big hit across the pond, where it has raised more than $1 billion over the past 30 years. Richard Curtis is an executive producer for the NBC telecast (a Universal Television production), along with Hamish Hamilton and Ian Stewart of Done + Dusted Productions. Henrietta Conrad and Lily Sobhani will also serve as executive producers, as will Mike Farah, Anna Wenger and Joe Farrell from Funny or Die. Hamilton is set to direct.
The event airs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET May 21 on NBC. Viewers may also play along at home. Through May 30, Walgreens and Duane Reade stores will sell red noses for $1, with proceeds going to the Red Nose Day Fund.
There have been tons of rumors about Eddie being in talks to star in the Harry Potter spin off and now Variety is confirming that it is indeed true! Here is a bit more info on the possibility of Eddie starring in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
Eddie Redmayne has been offered the role of Newt Scamander in Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” according to sources.
As Variety first reported, Redmayne was the front-runner for the role and was intrigued but wanted a finished script before committing. Insiders say that now that the script has been delivered, he is very happy with what he has read.
J.K. Rowling is making her screenwriting debut on the trilogy. Warner Bros. had no comment.
Though director David Yates may be considering a few other actors, it’s looking like Redmayne has the inside track. WB declined to comment on this story.
Set in New York roughly seven decades before Harry Potter’s saga starts, “Fantastic Beasts” is based on the Hogwarts textbook of the same name and follows the adventures of its author, Newt Scamander. Scamander is described as a “magiczoologist,” which in the “Harry Potter” realm is a person who studies magical creatures. Besides Scamander, there are four other main roles — two American girls and two American boys — that the studio is looking to cast.
“Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the ‘Harry Potter’ series but an extension of the wizarding world,” Rowling explained.
Yates and the studio were expected to meet next week for the two female leads but wanted to make sure Redmayne was locked up before those tests began.
He has finished production on Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl,” which bows in November. Warner Bros. and Redmayne recently worked together on “Jupiter Ascending,” in which he played the villain opposite Channing Tatum. Though that film failed to meet expectations at the box office, the British thesp is still in high demand following his Oscar win for “The Theory of Everything.”
Redmayne is repped by CAA and United Agents.
I have added some additional images of Eddie from the Costume Institute Gala last night to the gallery.
Thanks to Gabby for a couple of the images that she donated to the site!
Eddie’s co-star Matthias Schoenaerts who he worked with in his new film “The Danish Girl” spoke with Collider about Eddie’s work in their film.
“We just wrapped it exactly a week ago. Yeah, we were in Norway in a beautiful place on top of a mountain with a crazy panoramic view. I don’t want to jinx it, but I can honestly say I’m pretty sure that Eddie Redmayne is gonna get his second Oscar nom, if not just the second Oscar period.”
As an Eddie fan … I can’t wait!
We have the first images of Eddie and Hannah arriving at “China: Through The Looking Glass” Costume Institute Gala tonight in New York City. Both Eddie and Hannah look amazing in Valentino.
– Eddie Redmayne Web > 2015 > May 4 | Costume Institute Gala
Eddie was featured in the March issue of Men’s Health Style and I have some great outtakes from the photoshoot that I have added to the gallery.
– Eddie Redmayne Web > Outtakes > 2015 > 017
The Hollywood Reporter shares the possibility of Eddie participating in the Harry Potter spin off called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Warner Bros. has zeroed in on Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne for the lead role for Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling is heavily involved in the project and is writing the script.
David Yates is on board to direct the feature project, which is set 70 years before the events of the Potter series and centers on a fictitious author named Newton Artemis Fido Scamander. In Potter lore, Scamander compiled a reference guide to magical beasts, and the movies will follow his adventures after he is commissioned to write the tome.
Redmayne, who would play Scamander, has no offer at this stage but is the studio’s top choice. One thing holding up the process is that the script is still being worked on. Sources say Redmayne won’t commit until he reads it.
Warners had no comment.
Other leads in the movie are two sisters, their parents and a character named Jacob, say sources.
Redmayne is already a studio favorite after chewing up the scenery in Jupiter Ascending (even if the movie didn’t do particularly well at the box office). But his fan base grew even more after he won an Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
He could be courting an Oscar again with The Danish Girl, the drama he is currently shooting in which he plays transgender artist Lili Elbe.
In a clip from the Late Late Show with James Corden Eddie is one of other actors hoping to find the Golden Ticket. Eddie’s part is at about 1:30.